New International Version
Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.
King James Bible
Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
Darby Bible Translation
For man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upwards.
World English Bible
but man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
Young's Literal Translation
For man to misery is born, And the sparks go high to fly.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Yet man is born unto trouble - לעמל leamal, to labor. He must toil and be careful; and if in the course of his labor he meet with trials and difficulties, he should rise superior to them, and not sink as thou dost.
As the sparks By upward - ובני רשף יגביהי עוף ubeney resheph yagbihu uph; And the sons of the coal lift up their flight, or dart upwards. And who are the sons of the coal? Are they not bold, intrepid, ardent, fearless men, who rise superior to all their trials; combat what are termed chance and occurrence; succumb under no difficulties; and rise superior to time, tide, fate, and fortune? I prefer this to all the various meanings of the place with which I have met. Coverdale translates, It is man that is borne unto mysery, like as the byrde for to fle. Most of the ancient versions give a similar sense.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
trouble. or, labour.
sparks fly upward. Heb. sons of the burning coal lift up to fly.
LibraryDecember 3 Morning
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause.--JOB 5:8. Is anything too hard for the Lord?--Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.--Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.--Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you. Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the Lord, and …
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"There is Therefore Now no Condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who Walk not after the Flesh, but after the Spirit. "
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To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat from it,' "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.
"Do not mortals have hard service on earth? Are not their days like those of hired laborers?
"Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble.
All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless.
Why did I ever come out of the womb to see trouble and sorrow and to end my days in shame?
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